Charles Strawn


BirthFeb. 13, 1843
DeathFeb. 24, 1932
CemeterySteele (Falls City)
PostMix (Humbolt)
Unit105th Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private Charles Strawn

Company G, 105th Illinois Infantry

Strawn was born in Franklin (Dekalb County), Illinois on February 13, 1843. He was residing in Franklin when he enlisted on August 7, 1862. Strawn was mustered on September 2, 1862 and served about 33 months. He was discharged on June 7, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 105th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Dixon, Illinois on September 2, 1862. During his enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 2-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-Aprl 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Strawn died on February 24, 1932 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Steele Cemetery in Falls City (Richardson County), Nebraska. Strawn was a member of the Mix Post (#66) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Humboldt, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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